USPS: Semipostal stamp T-shirts available

Postal Service employees can order USPS-approved T-shirts to promote the Breast Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s semipostal stamps. Employees can order the shirts, at their own expense, from Tee Luv at tee-luv.com/collections/usps. Employees must enter this passcode when placing orders: usps2019. Each shirt sells for $13.99. Orders for the Breast Cancer Research shirts, available in pink…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp Stock Accountability

Objective Our objective was to determine whether controls over unit reserve stamp stock accountability were adequately designed and operating effectively. We received a hotline allegation regarding suspicious fraudulent transactions involving stolen stamps from the North Kenner, LA, Station. An initial investigation confirmed that a Postal Service unit manager had access to large quantities of postage…

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USPS: 5 facts about women

To help mark Women’s History Month, here are some facts about women in the United States. 1. The United States has more women than men. There were 164 million women in the nation as of July 2016, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. By comparison, the number of men was…

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USPS: Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18

Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18, this year. The annual observance traces its roots to celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the civil rights leader’s birthday, will be observed Monday, Jan. 21. King (1929-1968) was a Baptist preacher who became a leader in the American civil rights movement. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech,…

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USPS: 4 women lawmakers honored on stamps

The 116th U.S. Congress, which convenes this week, is expected to have 131 women members — a record. Here’s a look at the four female members of Congress who have appeared on stamps. 1. Sen. Hattie Caraway. Caraway, a Democrat, was appointed to represent Arkansas in the Senate after the death of her husband, Sen….

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USPS previews select 2019 stamps

The Postal Service has announced some of its planned stamps for 2019, including releases that honor poet Walt Whitman, entertainers Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hines, Post Office murals, and the nation’s scenic rivers. Here’s what’s coming: Hearts Blossom, the latest stamp in the Love series Year of the Boar, the 12th and final stamp in…

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USPS announces price changes for 2019

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 27. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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